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streaker
05-08-2011, 08:52 AM
So because you're a big ten school, it's a gravy train? Michigan State, Ohio State, Minnesota and WI all missed the NCAA's this year. A little bit of short changing going on in my opinion. What Michigan has accomplished in his time there is amazing and only happens with a tremendous coaching staff.

Also to finish your sentence "You should come to Michigan Tech because we WILL win, and put you in the NHL." It's not much different of a strategy.

I agree, it's no gravy train these days. Big time programs are in a struggle with drawing Canadian talent from the CHL Major Juniors and keeping their homegrown talent in state-then having them stay beyond two seasons. But, it is easier to draw kids when you have brand recognition and a current track record. Taking on a program like Michigan Tech or LSSU- very solid academic and hockey rich schools- is not the same as it was in the past. We had Chris Conner! isn't like saying we had Cammalleri, Komiserek, Cogliano, Johnson etc. etc. year after year.

Good luck to Mel and to MTU.

FadeToBlack&Gold
05-08-2011, 10:35 AM
Perhaps 'gravy train' was the wrong slang to use, but regardless, my point was that Mel will have to do significantly more work to bring good players to Tech. I don't think anyone can argue otherwise. For starters, the A2 Ice Cube and NTDP aren't going to be right down the road anymore. Next, recruiting any good players from lower Michigan or SW Ontario is going to be harder.

I trust that he can build something at Tech, just expect that it will take a few years to begin seeing the results of his efforts.

Happy
05-08-2011, 10:36 AM
So because you're a big ten school, it's a gravy train? Michigan State, Ohio State, Minnesota and WI all missed the NCAA's this year. A little bit of short changing going on in my opinion. What Michigan has accomplished in his time there is amazing and only happens with a tremendous coaching staff.

Also to finish your sentence "You should come to Michigan Tech because we WILL win, and put you in the NHL." It's not much different of a strategy.

but both Minnesota and Wisconsin put players directly into the NHL after 1 or 2 years, and they got to play in the Stanley cup playoffs instead. some kids will think that is more important than a degree from MTU.

JOHN SCOTT ROCKS
05-08-2011, 12:36 PM
Perhaps 'gravy train' was the wrong slang to use, but regardless, my point was that Mel will have to do significantly more work to bring good players to Tech. I don't think anyone can argue otherwise. For starters, the A2 Ice Cube and NTDP aren't going to be right down the road anymore. Next, recruiting any good players from lower Michigan or SW Ontario is going to be harder.

I trust that he can build something at Tech, just expect that it will take a few years to begin seeing the results of his efforts.

Yes, I do agree it will be much harder.

JOHN SCOTT ROCKS
05-08-2011, 12:40 PM
but both Minnesota and Wisconsin put players directly into the NHL after 1 or 2 years, and they got to play in the Stanley cup playoffs instead. some kids will think that is more important than a degree from MTU.

thus you're further solidifying my point that it's no gravy train; there are challenges for a big 10 school even when you are getting the top recruits; which further illustrates how impressive Michigan's run has been. And to get their associate head coach is a huge pickup for Tech and should not be shortchanged.

Husckey Domi Nation
05-08-2011, 05:37 PM
Congrats on landing an Edina guy to home back come to his alma mater. Good luck.

manurespreader
05-08-2011, 07:02 PM
Congrats on landing an Edina guy to home back come to his alma mater. Good luck.

To.. home, back, come? is this.... a new language or is it pornographic in some way?

technohusky
05-08-2011, 07:11 PM
To.. home, back, come? is this.... a new language or is it pornographic in some way?

Well if you look up all of the words individually in Urban Dictionary it could be pornographic because that's what I did. Just sayin.

bigblue_dl
05-09-2011, 07:42 AM
That was harsh.
Not harsh enough. We have an entire stable of village idiots around here.

yooper(UP) hockey
05-09-2011, 08:59 AM
Now that circus has gone to Marquette where it belongs MTU can announce the new coach Tuesday at 11:00.

Hope he can convince Ben Johnson (Mr Hockey) to come to MTU it is not to late yet.

streaker
05-09-2011, 09:38 AM
Perhaps 'gravy train' was the wrong slang to use, but regardless, my point was that Mel will have to do significantly more work to bring good players to Tech. I don't think anyone can argue otherwise. For starters, the A2 Ice Cube and NTDP aren't going to be right down the road anymore. Next, recruiting any good players from lower Michigan or SW Ontario is going to be harder.

I trust that he can build something at Tech, just expect that it will take a few years to begin seeing the results of his efforts.

Although geographically more accessible, Michigan doesn't have any more direct access with candidates than any other school and the dispersion of NDTP players is proof that they do not just show up and players commit to the Wolverines. If U-M's program stunk, they wouldn't get a sniff even if the NDTP played at Yost.

bigblue_dl
05-09-2011, 09:41 AM
Now that circus has gone to Marquette where it belongs MTU can announce the new coach Tuesday at 11:00.

Hope he can convince Ben Johnson (Mr Hockey) to come to MTU it is not to late yet.
Mr. Hockey is committed to MN.

The Troll mtu86
05-09-2011, 06:37 PM
Last week the rumor down here was that Ben was committing to Michigan no matter who the coach is at Tech. And when he does Levi will change his commitment to Michigan as well (I think that part was/is 99.9% wishful thinking on the part of the downstate Errkilas).

Now the same people are just as sure Ben is 100% going to the Spitfires. Don't ya just love all the third hand rumors. :)

giwan
05-09-2011, 08:04 PM
1. Coach Pearson Press Conference Available on Web and Mix 93.5 FM
Mel Pearson will be officially introduced as Michigan Tech’s head hockey coach during a press conference in the Begg Conference Room of the Grant Hockey Educational Center, in the SDC, tomorrow at 11 a.m.

WKMJ Mix 93.5 FM will broadcast the proceedings, and a live video stream will be available at Husky stream . The audio feed will also be streamed at Pasty.net . http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/newMediaPlayer/sl/console.htm?KEY=&oemid=18800&type=LIVE&id=646175

technohusky
05-09-2011, 08:09 PM
1. Coach Pearson Press Conference Available on Web and Mix 93.5 FM
Mel Pearson will be officially introduced as Michigan Tech’s head hockey coach during a press conference in the Begg Conference Room of the Grant Hockey Educational Center, in the SDC, tomorrow at 11 a.m.

WKMJ Mix 93.5 FM will broadcast the proceedings, and a live video stream will be available at Husky stream . The audio feed will also be streamed at Pasty.net . http://www.michigantechhuskies.com/newMediaPlayer/sl/console.htm?KEY=&oemid=18800&type=LIVE&id=646175

Thank you for the information obiwan.

manurespreader
05-09-2011, 08:26 PM
Last week the rumor down here was that Ben was committing to Michigan no matter who the coach is at Tech. And when he does Levi will change his commitment to Michigan as well (I think that part was/is 99.9% wishful thinking on the part of the downstate Errkilas).

Now the same people are just as sure Ben is 100% going to the Spitfires. Don't ya just love all the third hand rumors. :)
Checking the Spitfire web site yesterday, I could not find where he was even drafted by them, not that that matters.

giwan
05-09-2011, 08:31 PM
Checking the Spitfire web site yesterday, I could not find where he was even drafted by them, not that that matters.

Ben could really use a year or two at USHL

manurespreader
05-09-2011, 08:36 PM
Ben could really use a year or two at USHL
Amen to that.

On a different subject I wonder who is the top notch defenseman that DU says they are going to sign in a week. Still playing apparently, or maybe a ntdp player.

The Troll mtu86
05-09-2011, 09:09 PM
Checking the Spitfire web site yesterday, I could not find where he was even drafted by them, not that that matters.


As did I. No news of any signings as of today on their website.

FadeToBlack&Gold
05-09-2011, 09:16 PM
Ben could really use a year or two at USHL

If he goes that route, then it's most likely college for him.